January 26th, 2006


Long, Tiring Day

Gah, I felt whupped when I finished work today. If they'd told me at 2pm that I had the rest of the day off, I'd have been out of there before they finished the sentence.

I think part of it is that I still have some kind of upper respiratory opportunistic crud in my throat. I'm getting really tired of it, and I know it's a virus, since I've been on so many antibiotics lately that I'd dare a bacterium from two weeks ago to still be alive in me today. When I got home from work, I zonked out for a couple of hours.

Work was pleasantly busy, so yea for that.

I hope to do some USS Charleston stuff tonight, if there's anything for me to reply to. It looks like my character might be made acting Chief Medical Officer of the ship for a while, since the guy who plays the CMO is in school studying law. I think he'll make a good lawyer, too. He plays a Cardassian and does it very well. My character is a Bajoran ex-Resistance fighter, which makes things...interesting. (g)
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Vermont Jodge Increases Sentence

According to Earthlink's little news crawl at the bottom of my screen, Vermont District Judge Edward Cashman, who sentenced a child molester to 60 days jail time for having molested a girl from 6 to 10 years of age has increased the sentence to 3-10 years.

Cashman stated that he gave the original very brief sentence because there would have been no provision for the defendant to have gotten sex offender counseling while in prison, and the short sentence was the only way Cashman saw for the man to get counseling.

The powers that be in Vermont have apparently okayed counseling for the offender, so Cashman was willing to increase the length of the prison sentence.

I still think a minimum of three years is far too short for a crime as serious as this one. I mean, abusing a child for four years?! The guy can get out after three years, though he'll have to spend the rest of his life on probation or parole.

Frankly, I had thought that sex offender counseling was mandatory for sex offender inmates; I know it's mandatory for parolees who have committed sex offenses in Texas. *shakes head*
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